electrochemistry

noun

elec·​tro·​chem·​is·​try i-ˌlek-trō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce electrochemistry (audio)
: a science that deals with the relation of electricity to chemical changes and with the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy
electrochemical adjective
electrochemically adverb
electrochemist noun

Examples of electrochemistry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1813, a friend gave Faraday a ticket to hear the eminent scientist Humphry Davy lecture on electrochemistry at the Royal Institution. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Dec. 2023 The next two pathways introduced — utilizing electrochemistry and plasma — are less technologically mature but have the potential to replace energy- and carbon-intensive thermochemical processes currently used in the industry. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Dec. 2023 Rimmer says there are other potential uses in electrochemistry, instrumentation, and radiation detection. Tim Barber, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 Marcus was at an electrochemistry conference when the call came in from Stockholm in 1992. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2023 The fundamental challenge of charging lies in batteries’ electrochemistry. Rebecca Heilweil, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2023 Another is the Lorenz effect in electrochemistry. Steve Vassallo, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The FlightGoggles framework allows for researchers to accelerate development by circumventing the need to estimate complex and hard-to-model interactions such as aerodynamics, motor mechanics, battery electrochemistry, and behavior of other agents. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Nov. 2019 But the complex electrochemistry at work means that a tweak to improve one aspect of performance often reduces performance in other areas. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 17 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrochemistry was in 1811

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“Electrochemistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrochemistry. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

electrochemistry

noun
elec·​tro·​chem·​is·​try i-ˌlek-trō-ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce electrochemistry (audio)
: a science that deals with the relation of electricity to chemical changes and with the change of chemical to electrical energy or vice versa

Medical Definition

electrochemistry

noun
elec·​tro·​chem·​is·​try -ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce electrochemistry (audio)
plural electrochemistries
: a science that deals with the relation of electricity to chemical changes and with the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy
electrochemical adjective
electrochemically adverb
electrochemist noun

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